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Exercise reduces risk of diseases

Article of the month May

Exercise reduces risk of diseases

Dr.Rashmi Jain

Avoiding exercise leads to stiffness, reduced strength and compromised cardiovascular fitness, stretching exercises preserve range of motion and flexibility, say Dr. Rashmi jain

In this increasingly mechanized, automated and computerized world, we need to make a determined effort to be active. Regular exercise reduces the risk of disease and illness by 20% to 50%.

Benefits of exercise

  • Look and feel better
  • Improves posture and energy
  • Help combat depression and stress
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Lower blood pressure levels
  • Decreases bad (LDL) Cholesterol and increase good (HDL)cholesterol levels
  • Decreases weight loss.
  • Improves immunity levels it also helps dealing with
  • It helps in dealing with obesity.

(A) Obesity

Obesity is associated with major health problem such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, hypertension and osteoarthritis. Diet plus exercise is the ideal way to lose weight.

(B) Diabetes

Exercise improves glucose regulation and reduces risk of heart disease, cholesterol level and excess weight. Timing of exercise, amount of insulin injected and injection site are important factors to consider before exercise.

(C) Hypertension

Regular low-impact aerobic exercise can reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 10 mm Hg. walking, cycling and swimming are recommended.

(D) Arthritis

Avoiding exercise in time leads to more stiffness, reduced strength and compromised cardiovascular fitness. The most important exercise are stretching to preserve range of motion and flexibility.

(E) Osteoporosis

Bones needs calcium which is their source of nourishment. The right kind of exercise improve calcium absorption in the bones. This is the reason why regular weight bearing and strength training exercises result in greater bone density.

(F) Heart ailments

Regular cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart muscles. It keeps the heart and blood vessels working optimally. A well-conditioned heart can pump a large amount of blood with fever heartbeats then a weak heart.

Dr. Rashmi Jain

40 Minutes walking is best exercise

Benu Gupta (Physical expert)